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I thought I'd post up the serial numbers of my Ls - anyone else who wants to is welcome to follow suit. It would be neat to find out who's got close ones.

1952 L - 74361
1963 LI - M94565
1963 L8 - M94897
1966 LI (parts) - 2M43350
 

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Well this took awhile to type but heres all mine that have serial numbers. If anybody has any close let me know

1948 L 35967
1958 LI M30584 mfg B3691
1959 LI M55261 mfg C????
1962 LI M82205 mfg F5442
1964 L 2M13898 mfg H6765
1964 L8 2M17047 mfg H11081
1970 C J54651
1970 C8 J62199
1978 818T 00340919

and heres a picture of the fleet in 2011 wish I would of had a better camera that day standing on the roof of my shop. There in order as well except the 2 70's are switched around

 

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1940 L 3180
1941 L 4656
1941 L 4760
1942 L 6348
1943 L 8380 Cast Iron Crankcase and steel wheels
1944 L 9453
1945 L 11673
1946 L 13988
1947 L 19821 Jenkins kit
1947 L 24309
1948 L 29496 Brass tag
1948 L 31010 Non-Brass tag
1949 L 42904
1950 L 53495
1951 L 63198
1952 L 67538
1955 LI 99172
1956 L M13674
1957 L SR1389 A 13207
1959 LI M46386 C 7860 Jenkins kit
1959 LI SR 5006 C 13207
1960 LS SR D 17238
1960 L SR8470 D 17639
1961 LI M75275 E 11824
1961 LI SR11076 E 15912
1961 LI SR11723 E 16858
1962 LI M86105 F 9400
1962 L SR13403 F 17633
1962 L SR13859 F 18102
1964 L 2M14574 H 6693
1965 LI 2M31829 I 10605
1967 CI J 14117
1967 C8 J 18617
1970 Cust CI J 58664
1970 Super C8 J 59566
1974 Super C8 105570


Still need to find a 1953, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972,1973, 1975, 1976 to complete the run from 1940 to the end of the C Models.
 

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Still need to find a 1953, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972,1973, 1975, 1976 to complete the run from 1940 to the end of the C Models.
Then what Don? Restore them all? That sounds like a full time job for several months.
 

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I would like to restore them but at about 3 months each, that would take a while.
You need a capable assistant or two. Should be able to knock that down to as many weeks. The real time suck is the prep work. If I had nothing better to do for about 6-18 months I would volunteer.

Having said that there are some things I could do. I could duplicate wood grips. I do have a wood lathe and a duplicator. Finding the right ferrules might be a challenge but I think they can be sourced.

If someone needed 20 pcs or more then it would be worth my time to setup the wood turning duplicator. It just isn't worth it to turn 6 of them. It takes over an hour to setup the duplicator to make handles. I made a few dozen ships wheel handles for a fellow. He wanted them to match the remaining handles he had.

I don't know what wood was used to make the handle grips. If I recall the wood was rather soft. Maybe poplar? Does anyone know for sure?

I think some of them were partially painted. I just can't remember.

If you decide that you want grips turned, I will need samples of each so I can make a pattern.
 

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Here's all of my numbers.
Steve, my '64 L8 is 629 off from your '64 L8. That's all I could find.
Don't think I came to close to any of your numbers Don, everything was over 1,000.

Besides my tractors, here's the numbers off on my extra fan shrouds.
L- 46349/ 1949 (wish I had the tractor for this Shroud)
L- 51041/ 1950
L- 71553/ 1952
LI- M73906/ 1961
LI- M75465/ 1961
LI- 2M42281/ 1966
L8- 2M9880/ 1967? Was hard to read the # on this one.

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Still need to find a 1953, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972,1973, 1975, 1976 to complete the run from 1940 to the end of the C Models.
Funny 3 of the 5 I have are ones you need.

1966 6.6hp swifty trans J-170
1971 C8 J-69118
1973 C8 J-10979 ( must be missing a number in this s/n) gotta check it.

Would the 1966 be a C8 or a L8? I always thought it was a strange inbetween
model since it is still powered by a 6.6 engine but has a very early J-170 serial number.
Jason
 

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Here's all of my numbers.
Steve, my '64 L8 is 629 off from your '64 L8. That's all I could find.

Huh well thats cool.:thThumbsU Phil's 64 L8 is off by 500 something off my 64 L8. (can't remember the exact number off hand hopefully he'll post his #s) Glad I called about that 64 L8 now.
 

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Funny 3 of the 5 I have are ones you need.

1966 6.6hp swifty trans J-170
1971 C8 J-69118
1973 C8 J-10979 ( must be missing a number in this s/n) gotta check it.

Would the 1966 be a C8 or a L8? I always thought it was a strange inbetween
model since it is still powered by a 6.6 engine but has a very early J-170 serial number.
Jason
Serial number plate would determine it. It seems that Gravely made a group of Cs in 1966 that used the L plates so that your 1966 would be marked L-8 if an L or LC-8 if a C-8. That low a number makes me think it would be an L-8.

For your 73 to be a 73 the number has to be between 87990 to 101356. Most likely missing digit is 0 making the number 100979.
 

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Here's all of my numbers.
Steve, my '64 L8 is 629 off from your '64 L8. That's all I could find.
Don't think I came to close to any of your numbers Don, everything was over 1,000.

Besides my tractors, here's the numbers off on my extra fan shrouds.
L- 46349/ 1949 (wish I had the tractor for this Shroud)
L- 51041/ 1950
L- 71553/ 1952
LI- M73906/ 1961
LI- M75465/ 1961
LI- 2M42281/ 1966
L8- 2M9880/ 1967? Was hard to read the # on this one.

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The L-8 shroud should be a 64 unless it has a J number. If a 64 it would have a H-number.

Too bad you don't have the 61 LI with M75465, only 190 numbers from my LI M75275.
 

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1940 L 3180
1941 L 4656
1941 L 4760
1942 L 6348
1943 L 8380 Cast Iron Crankcase and steel wheels
1944 L 9453
1945 L 11673
1946 L 13988
1947 L 19821 Jenkins kit
1947 L 24309
1948 L 29496 Brass tag
1948 L 31010 Non-Brass tag
1949 L 42904
1950 L 53495
1951 L 63198
1952 L 67538
1955 LI 99172
1956 L M13674
1957 L SR1389 A 13207
1959 LI M46386 C 7860 Jenkins kit
1959 LI SR 5006 C 13207
1960 LS SR D 17238
1960 L SR8470 D 17639
1961 LI M75275 E 11824
1961 LI SR11076 E 15912
1961 LI SR11723 E 16858
1962 LI M86105 F 9400
1962 L SR13403 F 17633
1962 L SR13859 F 18102
1964 L 2M14574 H 6693
1965 LI 2M31829 I 10605
1967 CI J 14117
1967 C8 J 18617
1970 Cust CI J 58664
1970 Super C8 J 59566
1974 Super C8 105570


Still need to find a 1953, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972,1973, 1975, 1976 to complete the run from 1940 to the end of the C Models.

That's just wrong Don!! :fing32: :fing32: And that's just your list of L's/C's!!

Pretty sure I have a 68 and 72; probably also have a 69, but that machine's already bored 30 over, so I've got some decisions to make.
 

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That's just wrong Don!! :fing32: :fing32: And that's just your list of L's/C's!!

Pretty sure I have a 68 and 72; probably also have a 69, but that machine's already bored 30 over, so I've got some decisions to make.
That's actually just a list of identifiable Ls. There are several more without tags.
Peter Sharp right now might have more.
 

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Guess it's time to add a few that I've been slow about listing here:

1940 L - 2958
1957 LI - M21335
1958 LI - M32753
1973 CI - J-96792
 

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You need a capable assistant or two. Should be able to knock that down to as many weeks. The real time suck is the prep work.

If someone needed 20 pcs or more then it would be worth my time to setup the wood turning duplicator. It just isn't worth it to turn 6 of them. It takes over an hour to setup the duplicator to make handles. I made a few dozen ships wheel handles for a fellow. He wanted them to match the remaining handles he had.

I don't know what wood was used to make the handle grips. If I recall the wood was rather soft. Maybe poplar? Does anyone know for sure?

I think some of them were partially painted. I just can't remember.

If you decide that you want grips turned, I will need samples of each so I can make a pattern.
I bet if you talked to Richard at Richards lawn and garden or Todd White at Gtgravelyparts.com they may be interested





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Wow since my last post to this thread I've picked up 20 or so more tractors. When I have an hour I'll post them up :hide:
 

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My Stuff. All working tractors:
Tractors on hand: All our running, but 1969 C8.
1946 Brass Tag Gravely "L" #L-16836
1950's Merry Tiller
1950's Sear's Edger
1954 Farmall Cub w/Belly Mower #185480J
1958 Gravely "L" #SR2738
1961 Gravely "L" #M73921
1965 Gravely L "I" #2M27122
1967 Gravely "C8" #11537
1968 Gravely “C” #J32497
1969 Gravely C “I”. #J-37575
1969 Gravely "C8" #J35970
1970 Gravely Commercial Kohler 12hp #J61810
1971 Gravely "C" No Serial #
1974 Gravely 812 Kohler 12hp #23451
1978 Gravely 5660 Kohler 12hp No Serial #
1978 Honda Trail CT90 #CT901904554
1981 Gravely 5200 Kohler 8hp #00530776
1981 Gravely 8199 Onan 19.9hp #F80352784
1984 Gravely Kohler 5260 8hp #00560246

Dallass in LA :trink40:
 
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